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Pettine revealed Tuesday, via ESPNCleveland.com, that the club likely will sign a veteran quarterback in advance of the voluntary minicamp scheduled for April 29 to May 1.
Among the veteran options on the market, Rex Grossman appears to be the best fit considering his history with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Hoyer is no sure bet to recapture last season's three-game magic, as quarterbacks often struggle in their first action after serious knee surgery. Grossman makes sense as an insurance policy in case an early-round quarterback isn't ready to take over by Week 1.